"#Prey" is one of the more anticipated games coming this spring. More and more videos are popping up all the time that show just what could be a game of the year contender. Having said that, there is still plenty to be found out about this upcoming game. The new title, which definitely has some familiar themes who played the original is landing in May of this year. Those who have been paying attention know this is similar to what we've seen before but with some prominent changes. Check out the five things you should know about the game before you buy it on the PS4, Xbox One or PC.
This is a reboot, not a sequel
Since the original "Prey" launched, fans of the game have been waiting for the sequel. There was originally the belief this was that sequel. It turns out this game is more of a reimagining or reboot. That means new themes are going to shown off and the original story won't be carried on.
Main character ideas similar to 'Fallout 4'
You might have seen the trailer for "Prey" that feature either a man or a woman. There are not two main characters like a game like "Mass Effect: Andromeda", instead the choice can be made to either play as a man or a woman. This is similar to the choice made in "Fallout 4", though you won't be able to customize the characters as much as in that game.
The space station is an open world
While "Prey" only has one map, it's a rather large map for a self-contained space station. There aren't any levels that you need to achieve and the missions won't unlock sections. From the very beginning of the game, you'll be able to go anywhere on the station you want.
Enemies are shape-shifters to the extreme
The alien entities in "Prey" that you will have to fight are able to change shape. This doesn't mean they get bigger or smaller only. This means they can hide out as a desk or a chair and then transform themselves to attack. You'll have to be on guard at all times.
The story is part of an alternate reality
While you might think "Prey" takes place in some far flung future that is tied to our own, it turns out the game isn't that far ahead of us. The big difference is this takes place in an alternate reality ala something like "BioShock: Infinite." In this story, JFK survived his assassination attempt, the US and Russia poured even more resources into the space race and the end result is the station.